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Neighbours extension ruined my view what to plant

I used to have a panoramic view from my kitchen windows of distant trees, quite beautiful actually.  My neighbours have built an extension so now that view is a brick wall.  What can I plant that will be an interesting climber say one that attracts bees and butterflies.  It will have to be something that doesn't mind being in a pot.  

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,159
    Will your neighbours mind you fixing a trellis (or something for it to climb up) to their wall?
    If not, you may have to settle for shrubs. Some shrubs you can grow a late flowering clematis through, so you have two sets of flowers.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,661
    They could pay for your trellis.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    I'd agree with fidget. They're under no obligation to help you in any way, but they might be happy to allow some fixings to the wall. If not, you cna put in some posts just in front of it [on your side] and attach wires or trellis for your own climbers.
    They all do best in the ground, but many clematis will grow well enough in a big container. If possible - make your own from timber, sleepers or similar. It will be worth it -more scope and plants will thrive better if they have a good root run  :) 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,661
    It might be a nice gesture for the neighbours to help out.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,449
    Fire said:
    It might be a nice gesture for the neighbours to help out.
    Some neighbours see it that way ... some don't ... it's not worth causing ill-will about it ... good relations with our neighbours are worth their weight in gold ... evidenced so many times by the threads we get on here recounting the problems that neighbourly
    ill-will causes. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,661
    Sure.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,449
     :) 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • jboljbol Posts: 39
    Like the idea of clematis & a possible trellis.

    Thanks folks
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